Benefits of membership

Invest in your professional future with membership of the Society.   

Changing perceptions

The Society educates the public on existing and new services that pharmacists provide. We position pharmacists as trusted healthcare professionals that the public increasingly values and who other healthcare professionals respect.

Innovating and expanding

The Society shapes the future of pharmacy by working with District Health Boards and Government as the voice of all pharmacists. We lobby for funding and service innovation to provide opportunities to work in your widest possible scope. We deliver world leading education and specialised training services that enable pharmacists to provide these new services.

Enabling your practice

The Society delivers accurate and authoritative practice advice and regulatory interpretation to ensure the capacity, competence and capability of the profession.  

Keeping the profession strong

The Society provides you with a range of services:


Future proofing the profession politically and enabling you to work in new, innovative and interesting ways.

The Intern Training Programme manages the future of the profession and the transition into the practice environment of over 200 interns each year.

Supporting you to actively manage your professional development to empower lifelong learning.

Provides practical clinical and regulatory advice on the issues you face in your practice every day. Help is just a phone call away and the Practice e-Handbook contains a wealth of information.

Current education and training to enable you to maintain your professional edge. Continuing education linked to your CPD and recertification requirements.  Specialised training and accreditation for specialised services, including MUR and MTA as well as Trimethoprim, CPAMS and ECP.

Free online access to a range of clinical and medicines information resources, including reference databases, international journals and Pharmaceutical Press publications.

A patient focused health information programme developed by New Zealand pharmacists. It reinforces the information and counselling offered to your customers and supports product sales in-store. It includes fact cards on over 45 health conditions, a free display stand and an online inPHARMation training programme for all pharmacists and pharmacy staff.